It was a day for goals as Raiders A put seven past Faithfold A and London Rovers smashed eight past Boca, while the shock of the day saw Norstar C stun FC Team C…
RESULTS AT A GLANCE (SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL REVIEW):
PETER MORRISON CUP THIRD ROUND:
MMFL Reps 2 Harmen 5
Hendon United A 5 Oakwood A 1
Maccabi London Lions Blue 1 Redbridge Jewish Care A 5
Norstar London Raiders A 7 Faithfold A 0
Woodford Wanderers 2 North West Neasden 2
Blizzard Storm 4 Athletic Bilbaum 0
Brixton Old Boys 0 Camden Park 8
Los Blancos 3 Brady Maccabi 3
SPEC FC 1 Norstar London Raiders B 3
AC Mill Hill 2 AC Whetstone 1
FC Team B 5 Jewdinese 0
FC Team C 3 Norstar London Raiders C 5
Oakwood B 4 L’Equipe 1
Faithfold B 4 Temple Fortune 0
King Crown 7 Hendon United B 1
KS Reunited 0 Real Sosobad 2
London Rovers 8 Boca Jewniors 0
Maccabi London Lions Green 0 Shacharit Donetsk 2
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM FAITHFOLD B 4 TEMPLE FORTUNE 0
WEEK 14 PHOTO GALLERY:
WEEK 14 MATCH REPORTS:
TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
GRANT WAISSEL (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
TONY HIRSCHSTEIN (TEMPLE FORTUNE)
TOBY NATHAN (AC WHETSTONE)
JOSH BARNET (FAITHFOLD B)
OLLIE SEGAL (FC TEAM B)
AVISHAI KESTENBAUM (HENDON UNITED A)
TALI NEVIES (HENDON UNITED A)
RICKY FOX (KING CROWN)
JAMES KORN (KING CROWN)
DAVID BROWN(LONDON ROVERS)
ARON LUFTIG (LONDON ROVERS)
LIAM STEIN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
JAKE YUDELOWITZ (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
ADAM SHAFRON (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
AARON ISRAEL (SHACHARIT DONETSK)
GAVRIEL NUSSBAUM (SHACHARIT DONETSK)
BEN GRABINER (AC MILL HILL)
BEN KAYE (AC MILL HILL)
RAFI MAROM (BLIZZARD STORM)
DAN LOWEN (FAITHFOLD B)
DECLAN SELBO (FC TEAM B)
SIMON PETERMAN (HENDON UNITED A)
DAVE SEITLER (HENDON UNITED A)
BEN GARFIELD (KING CROWN)
OLI NATHAN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
MARC WOOLFE (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
ADAM ARNOLD (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
KANE GILBREY (NORTH WEST NEASDEN)
JOSH JACOBS (REAL SOSOBAD)
BEN SOLLOSI (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
BEN ZLOOF (AC MILL HILL)
DAN GORDON (FAITHFOLD B)
PHIL BRAHAM (KING CROWN)
ADAM NUSENBAUM (KING CROWN)
AVI MARKIEWICZ (LONDON ROVERS)
ADAM HERSH (LOS BLANCOS)
MATT STOCK (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A)
NICK HARINGMAN (NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C)
DANIEL GARFINKLE (REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A)
GOAL OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) TOBY NATHAN (AC WHETSTONE) – The full-back picked up the ball in his own half and ran at the AC Mill Hill midfield and defence, before sending a delightful right-footed shot over the goalkeeper and into the top left corner.
SAVE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
QUOTE OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS:
1) ANTHONY COHEN (AC WHETSTONE): “The pitch was more suited to a pig farm than to any kind of football.”
2) JONATHAN ISON (LOS BLANCOS): “The Liverpool/Blancos comparisons continue, both getting a point this weekend… but let’s hope both get back onto that winning bandwagon ASAP.”
PETER MORRISON CUP THIRD ROUND (number in brackets represents division of team):
MMFL REPS 2 HARMEN (Prem) 5
Harmen comfortably booked their place into the next round of the cup as doubles from James Gershfield and Bradley Sharp, coupled with Alex Bowman’s effort – which came direct from a corner saw them to this comprehensive win.
HENDON UNITED A 5 OAKWOOD A 1
The champions stay three points off top spot, but with a game in hand a they impressively saw off the O’s having fallen behind early on.
Dovi Fehler and Avidan Last scored two each, with youngster David Seitler also on target. Manager David Garbacz told jewishnews.co.uk: “We took a good 30 minutes to get going today and were quite fortunate to be only one down at the time. However, after a fine equaliser by Dave Seitler there was only ever one team in it . We scored two more before half-time as a combination of our momentum and an Oakwood self destruct button helped us take total control by the break.
“We didn’t let up in the second half and produced one of our best displays of the season in scoring two more and running away with an emphatic victory. This victory was achieved without at least 4 regulars and the competition for places once they return will be enormous.
“Oakwood played well for the first part of the match but in truth they could not cope with us once we equalised towards the end of the first half.
“This was a big win for us and should send out the message once again that it will need a very good team to stop us retaining our title which I assure you we still have a firm grip on.”
Carl Peters scored for the visitors.
MACCABI LONDON LIONS BLUE 1 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE A 5
Redbridge consolidate second spot, and stay a point behind the leaders, as a hat-trick from Daniel Garfinkle helped them to this win.
Dean Nyman and Ben Sollosi also found the back of the net, with player-manager Sam Rosenthal telling jewishnews.co.uk: “Another top performance and we showed great character after going 1-0 down early. To lose both goalscorers from last week and still score five is very encouraging. Everyone is chipping in and I still think we have another couple of gears.”
Rick Jacobson scored for the Lions, for whom manager Jamie Kyte told jewishnews.co.uk: “We got off to a flying start but it went downhill from there. Redbridge played very well and our defenders could not deal with their strike force.”
NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A 7 FAITHFOLD A 0
Raiders maintain top spot in the table – and did so in emphatic style.
Matt Stock and Liron Mannie both helped themselves to hat-tricks, with David Dinkin scoring the seventh.
Manager Rob Richman told jewishnews.co.uk: “In the end it was a very comfortable win against a Faithfold side who didn’t stop trying for the entire game. We played well today, scored seven, missed a penalty and a few other good opportunities.
“We are well aware that the teams around the top of the table won’t be dropping too many points so it is important we continue to pick up three points week after week. We have one game this year and the aim will be to pick up where we left off this morning.”
Faithfold player-manager Zuriel Solomon told jewishnews.co.uk: “We are really struggling with numbers and injuries. Raiders deserved to win but with so many out it was inevitable. Not going to moan we will move quickly onto next week.”
WOODFORD WANDERERS 2 NORTH WEST NEASDEN 2
This clash between two of the bottom three sides somewhat unsurprisingly ended in a share of the points.
Adam Arnold scored twice for Neasden, for whom manager Stirling Kaye told jewishnews.co.uk: “When we arrived at the ground I would of taken a point at the final whistle, I was very disappointed. We turned up with only 10 players and thanks to Kane Gilbrey, who is waiting to have a groin operation, would not let the boys play with ten men and through pain allowed us to have a chance to win this game – another great example of out great team spirit.
“We went one down when our normally very reliable defence gave a free header for their goal, it took us 20 minutes before we settled and on the stroke of half-time equalised, reward for the last 20 minutes of pressure. The second half we always looked the more likely team to score without playing any flowing football and our defence were dealing with the considerate amount of long balls. We went ahead through another Adam penalty, but unfortunately instead off playing simple football, we overplayed it instead of passing the ball and allowed them to equalise when they never looked dangerous,we should of cleared the ball but didn’t.
“I thought we just about deserved to win without playing well, but you can’t give goals away and expect to win games. This was not a game for the purists but with both teams struggling to get 11 players out every week, it’s not a surprise the football suffered. On a positive side the game was played in a very good spirit and refereed very well. man of the match.”
Daryl Green scored twice for Woodford, for whom new manager Mitch Hahn told jewishnews.co.uk: “As predicted, Neasden dragged us down to their level. However, we gave away two penalties which isn’t good enough. One was a penalty, the other I would question. When you’re at the bottom, things tend to not go your way. We will keep battling and I believe we have enough to get out the dogfight.”
BLIZZARD STORM 4 ATHLETIC BILBAUM 0
Storm got their promotion challenge back on track thanks to this comfortable win.
Oli Henry, Bradley Cohen, Aaron Salaman and an own goal seeing Simon Linden’s side to the points, who told jewishnews.co.uk: “4-0, back to back league wins, clean sheet and into the top four. It was a comfortable win, never really in any danger and should have won by a lot more.
“There’s a lot of football to play, raiders still have all the top teams to come up against, I’m hoping my team push through a tough game against Blancos next week and then go on a serious run early 2015.”
BRIXTON OLD BOYS 0 CAMDEN PARK 8
Camden got back to winning ways – and in some style as they hammered Brixton.
Adam Paris scored twice, with Richard Silver, Max Saunders, Michael Khalastchi, Rob Hershkorn, Luke Brookner and an own goal all on target.
Saunders told jewishnews.co.uk: “Good team performance all round, it would be unfair to pick out any individuals. Hopefully we can now pick up some momentum and give ourselves a chance of promotion.”
LOS BLANCOS 3 BRADY MACCABI 3
Both sides had to settle for a point, which was two less than they needed to maintain their promotion challenge, though Blancos would have taken that given they found themselves 3-0 down.
Simon Moses scored twice for the Blancos boys, with Adam Waters also on target.
Joint-manager Jonathan Ison told jewishnews.co.uk: “It’s now five games unbeaten, and we showed some great character. We went 3-0 down and fought back to almost win the game. Once again, some silly mistakes enabled Brady to take the lead, but with Moses leading the line, we got back in the game. A beautiful header and a great 1 on 1 from Moses, with waters finishing a nice team move with an assured finish.
“I think overall a draw was a fair result, and the old cliche that it was a game of two halves has never been truer than today.
“The Liverpool/Blancos comparisons continue, both getting a point this weekend… but let’s hope both get back onto that winning bandwagon ASAP.”
SPEC 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS B 3
Jonathan Adelman’s side opened up a three-point lead at the top of the table as they came away from SPEC with their sixth win in nine league games.
Goals from Nicky Woolf and Josh Green, coupled with an own goal saw them to their win, with Adleman telling jewishnews.co.uk: “This was probably the most scrappy, low quality game of football I can remember for years. All credit to SPEC, they only had 11 to start with and went down to 10 due to injury for the final 30 minutes, but they kept battling away. For our part we had 10 players missing and it showed. We had very little cohesion to our play so all in all I have to be happy that despite playing poorly we have picked up three points again. The only real bonus was the performance of Liron Rutovitz at the back, continuing the long line of Aussie Raiders!
AC MILL HILL 2 AC WHETSTONE 1
Two goals from Ben Zloof fired Mill Hill to a win which sees them keep pace with the two FC Team sides at the top of the table.
Manager Daniel Beresford told jewishnews.co.uk: “What an excellent game of football, both teams played some great football on a horrible pitch.
“Credit to Whetstone, they put us under a lot of pressure in the second half but we could and should have had the game buried in the first half, let’s say it was a game of two halves.
Toby Nathan scored for Whetstone, for whom joint-manager Anthony Cohen told jewishnews.co.uk: “The pitch was more suited to a pig farm than to any kind of football, and the game was one of two halves.
“They dominated the first and us the second. The boggy midfield did not suit the football playing of ACW and with a breakaway goal early in the second to go 2-0 up, they (after converting a very soft penalty that even Andre Mariner wouldn’t have given) then shut up shop. Toby’s goal was the fillip the boys needed and the possession stats after that were about 90-10 percent in our favour. Their defence though held firm and with the pitch now resembling a mud wrestling ring there was very little either team could do as far as football was concerned.
“Ben Pollins in goal for us had another great game, and overall we were very unlucky and deserved more in terms of the result, but the whole squad put everything into it and Clive and I were proud of their commitment. Had we played on a football pitch the result would have been different.”
FC TEAM B 5 JEWDINESE 0
Mitch Young’s side are a point clear at the top of the table following this routine win over mid-table Jewdinese.
Andy Sheena helped himself to a couple of goals, with Richard Salmon, Lorian Madanes and Dec Selbo completing the scoring.
Young told jewishnews.co.uk: “I’m extremely happy with the performance, everyone performed well and we were the better team from start to finish. A thoroughly enjoyable morning”
FC TEAM C 1 NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C 5
Result of the day saw struggling Raiders inflict a first defeat of the season on Team, as goals from Will Ufland, Liam Stein, Nick Harringman, Oli Nathan and Alex Goodman saw them claim a stunning win to lift them off the foot of the table.
OAKWOOD B 4 L’EQUIPE 1
A hat-trick from Haydon Davidson helped Oakwood to this win which saw them move up into joint-fourth spot, while leaving L’Equipe rooted to the bottom of the table. Daniel Ash hit their fourth.
FAITHFOLD B 4 TEMPLE FORTUNE 0
Faithfold kept up their promotion push as they turned in a professional performance to beat Fortune. Daniel Gordon helped himself to a hat-trick, while Leor Harel also got on the scoresheet.
KING CROWN 7 HENDON UNITED B 1
Crown stay a point clear at the top of the table following this emphatic win.
Hendon took the lead from the penalty spot, but a Phil Braham hat-trick, plus doubles from Adam Nusenbaum and Yoel Deal saw the leaders to the points.
Crown player-manager Jacob Kadoch told jewishnews.co.uk: “The whole season we have not played to our potential for 90 minutes. Today Hendon was unfortunate to be the on the receiving end of a truly magnificent performance.
KS REUNITED 0 REAL SOSOBAD 2
Sosobad are now clear in fourth spot as a result of this solid win over Reunited.
Adam Goodman and John Lessem scored for the victors, with manager Daniel Shafron telling jewishnews.co.uk: “My players knew that it was important to get back to winning ways this week and we did so in a professional manner where there were many potential banana skins.
LONDON ROVERS 8 BOCA JEWNIORS 0
Avi Markiewicz continued his goalscoring streak as he bagged five goals in another emphatic Rovers win, as they keep pace with Crown at the top of the table.
Josh Bharier chipped in with two goals, with Dovi Vogel also on target.
Rovers manager Jeremy Brown told jewishnews.co.uk: “We were immense from the start. We were very unfortunate not to have scored well into double figures, it was a totally one sided game and not because Boca didn’t try. I’m extremely pleased with our third consecutive clean sheet and I hope we can continue this form until the end of the season.”
Rovers club secretary Vyvyan Emanuel told jewishnews.co.uk: “What a game of football. We did superbly, we took our chances and if it wasn’t for three great saves from stand-in goalkeeper Brett Schuman, we would have got to double figures today.
“I was present today and it was great to see what our players can do on their day. We will be back at Hendon next week for the game against Shacharit, I know the players are really up for it. Cannot believe this season is going by so quickly but with Faithfold and King Crown still to play twice its going to be an exciting last half”
LONDON MACCABI LIONS GREEN 0 SHACHARIT DONETSK 2
Donetsk claimed just their second league win of the season as they joined the Lions on seven points.
Adam Ellis scored twice for the victors, with manager Elliot Nussbaum telling jewishnews.co.uk: “It was a good strong defensive performance.”
Lions joint-managers David Pollock and Jonathan Meltzer told jewishnews.co.uk: “After such a pleasing win last week, we’ve taken one step forward and two steps back. Our mental discipline was poor from the get-go and too many members of the team took a young Shacharit team for granted.
“Credit must go to the opposition, who were the better side on the day. Adam Ellis was outstanding and we just couldn’t deal with him. We go again and look forward to righting this wrong next week.”
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